Amy Tara Koch | Journalist | Author
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Feature in the Chicago Sun-Times SPLASH Travel Issue February 17-23, 2013 Feature in the Chicago Sun-Times SPLASH Travel Issue February 17-23, 2013...

GLAM SLAM: HOW TO BE A VINTAGE WARRIOR It’s easy to buy Balenciaga. Prada too, But, to a certain sector of sartorialist, the adventure of hunting and gathering unidentifiable fashion is far more thrilling: the suede vest with 3 inch fringe. A Mary Quant trapeze dress...

Four Seasons Blog Spring Break in LA with Kids For on- the -go families who seek that perfect mélange of top notch service and kid friendly ambiance, glory can be found in spending Spring Break at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hill. LA is known as...

The High Art of Subtle Sex Appeal Look around. Subtlety has become an endangered species.  Sky high heels. Thigh high skirts. Sheer “shirts” that look more curtain than clothing. Instead of mysterious sex appeal, there is an in- your -face slut factor that triggers confusion. Does...

Decisions are draining. And moms make them every moment of every day. Busy moms can create a big style statement with a small but mighty wardrobe of “power basics” that can be mixed and matched.  A “uniform “ of reliable tops, dresses and bottoms that...

Keep It Chic & Sleek  A Chicago winter = deep freeze. The eternal quandary: how to have high style when the temps dip into single digits. Newsflash: We third coasters have made a commitment to avoid the dreaded Michelin Man look at all costs. Our secret?...

Looking stylish does not require dropping loads of cash on designer duds. The trick? Confidence, thrift and vintage shopping serious and the ability to mix and match quality classics with on trend accents. The result is that enviable Je ne sais quoi that emanated from...

Since Mobama stepped out with her sleek inauguration ‘do, “getting banged” has taken on a whole new meaning. Suddenly everyone from JHUD to Rachel Zoe is stepping out with a fringe.  Not every bang style is created equal. Some are super feminine. Some are side...

A Five Minute Fix Cold weather= fun fashion: cozy cashmere, fabulous furs, soft-as-butter leather boots. But, things are not so glamorous on the beauty front. Freezing temps invite a host of winter woes. Hair is crispy, Face is flaky. Hands and elbows are chapped. Under eye...

The Golden Globes red carpet was a lesson in high glam. There was a lot to love. Amidst the fishtails, layers of tulle and lace, fetching style abounded: Sexpot. “Old Hollywood” elegance. Vampy vixen. Retro. And, a few prom queens gone bad. On the trend...